“The work was already really hard, and then today happened ….”
You’re feeling the pressure to do more with less. The needs of your ever-changing clientele are harder and harder to meet. There are economic forces outside of your control that impact staffing, reimbursement, and everyone’s work/life balance. Sometimes it’s all your team can do just to get through each day.
And no one wants to talk about problem behaviors! But they’re real, and feeling like you can’t talk about it doesn’t help. You don’t want to just put out fires; you want to spend your energy making things better for everyone.
The work is always going to be hard.
But it doesn’t have to be this hard. We can deal with problem behaviors while sticking to our values and passions – and take better care of ourselves as well.
If this sounds familiar, let’s talk a little more.
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At age 18, Ohioans with disabilities have the same rights as other citizens, and the bar to take those rights away is pretty high. If the professionals can work harder to avoid using the restriction, the onus is on us to do so. [ read more ]
I’m Bradley Wyner. I train and consult for organizations that support people on the autism spectrum or who work in communities with histories of trauma. I’m particularly interested in the impact of “little t” trauma, promoting quality of life for people severely impacted by autism, and the intersection of severe autism and “little t” trauma.
The more I learn about the profound differences between people and their experiences, the more I am able to recognize what we have in common: a need to be heard, a need to be safe, a need to feel safe and connected, and a need for control in our lives.
One of my favorite things is working with front-line staff — the people who provide day-to-day support for their fellow humans — and seeing the fire and passion we all bring to work when we are able to be our best selves.
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